Position Descriptions

Volunteer Opportunities

*Please note that some positions are not currently available due to CoVid restrictions*

Our many volunteer positions are listed below.  Please click on the "learn more" button to read the detailed description.  We hope our opportunities interest you!

Our descriptions are reviewed periodically.  We rely on staff and volunteers to help provide feedback in this process.

 
Old and Young

Adult Day Program Volunteer

Assist with many aspects of the the Adult Day Program including crafts, exercise, lunch and activities. Help to provide a positive and encouraging experience for participants.

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Adult Day Program Bus Volunteer

Bus Volunteers assist in providing a safe, comfortable journey for Adult Day Program participants from their home to the program and return.

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Board of Directors 

EWCS is looking for candidates that have skills in areas of: fundraising, marketing, leadership, board governance, volunteer management and people with lived experience with a community service agency or who have a passion for making a positive impact within the East Wellington community. Board positions start in September of each year and require a commitment to serve a 3 year term.

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Bookends Shipper

Help with our Online Bookends sales by shipping books across the world!  Must enjoy using the computer, be detailed oriented and love books of course!

Volunteering

Corporate and Group Volunteering

Your company can benefit through our Corporate Volunteer Program! Group volunteering results in team building, job satisfaction and the knowledge that your group is making a difference in the community.

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Event Committee Volunteer

e.g. Golf Tournament

The Event Committee Volunteer provides a range of support activities for our annual fundraising events such as our Golf Tournament. The goal of the position is to provide support in the planning and implementing of the agency’s largest fundraising events, through involvement on Event Committees.

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Food Bank Volunteer

Assist in one of our food banks by sorting and weighing incoming donations, preparing outgoing food hampers and helping keep the facility organized and looking it's best.

Receptionist

Front Desk Reception Volunteer

Provide a welcoming environment where people can access information about our community and programs and services available to them. Provide reception duties for staff and in-house agencies. Help clients access information and assistance.

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Kitchen Volunteer

Assist the Adult Day Program Cook in providing an enjoyable meal time experience by assisting with the cleanliness of kitchenware and cooking accessories.

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Community Support Volunteer

Assist individuals and families to connect with local resources and supports. Suitable for those with experience working/volunteering in a similar role with a community support organization or relevant area of study at college level.

Food Photographer

Photographer Volunteer

 Photograph books that are being prepared for Bookends Online. 

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Retail Associate, Bookends Bookstore

Assist in fundraising efforts, through the sales of items in our stores. Volunteers are ambassadors of EWCS and help to promote our agency to the public and specifically to customers. Promote the visibility of EWCS and Bookends.

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Retail Associate, New to You Store

Assist in fundraising efforts, through the sales of items in our stores. Volunteers are ambassadors of EWCS and help to promote our agency to the public and specifically to customers. To promote the visibility of EWCS and New To You.

Chairty Drive

Special Events Volunteer

The fundraising volunteer provides a range of support activities for East Wellington Community Services. The goal of the position is to attend third party or EWCS’ events in order to represent the agency, accept food or monetary donations, and distribute agency information.

Asset Tracking

Volunteer Driver

Povide transportation to clients of EWCS that is safe and dependable; supporting the health and well being of community members.

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Youth Centre Volunteer

Help provide a positive, safe and fun environment for the youth of our community at our new Main Place, Youth Drop-In Centre.  Set to open early in 2020!

Volunteer Testimonials 


EWCS is extremely fortunate to have so many committed volunteers giving their time to help those in need in the East Wellington Community. Below are some quotes and testimonials from our past and present volunteers.  We appreciate all that you do!

"As a retired senior, volunteering for EWCS keeps me involved in my community and gives me a sense of self-worth.  No matter what age you are, it is important to feel productive and valued. Many of us have skills from our careers that we can apply to our volunteer experiences.   I grew up in this community where my family had a business which was supported by local people.  It feels good and right to give back to people who have given me so much."

"Volunteering is a way for me to give, without expecting anything in return".  I find this refreshing, particularly in light where today's world seems to live by "ok, but what's in it for me?"

“I started volunteering for a number of reasons...  I wanted to develop roots in my newly adopted community,   I had been given so much in my life and felt it’s important to give back and the world seems increasingly uncertain so rather than worry I wanted to add a little goodness.  Volunteering with the seniors of the adult day program has greatly enriched my life.  While riding the bus to the day program I have the opportunity to connect with the participants in a way that is at times reflective, touching, and funny.  I love, love, love my volunteer job!”